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Stephanie Jackman Consulting finds sustainable solutions for businesses and beyond

May 15, 2019

A culmination of her decades of work in brand strategy, community building, and the social business sector, Stephanie Jackman has launched her own consulting firm.

“I love to dig into people’s challenges and find win-win solutions,” Stephanie says. “My whole career – whether in marketing or local economy - has been about refusing to make trade-offs. I have always believed in the power of both/and.”

Stephanie Jackman Consulting is uniquely focussed on social impact and placemaking through a brand strategy and local economy lens. “We’re all rooted in our places,” Stephanie explains. “I think that foundation of human connection is universal. People are looking for more meaning in their lives and I think that comes through in our relationships and connections with people and the place we call home.”

“Being able to deepen those connections and those relationships in a way that benefits more people is important work, and it’s exciting work.”

Stephanie has teamed up with Stormy Lake Consulting for brand strategy projects, bringing more bench strength and research discipline to purpose-driven clients. She has been energized by the intersection of brand building and local economic development on clients like Travel Alberta, Alberta Public Laboratories, Tourism Calgary, and Calgary Arts Development.

“I am hopeful to see more social impact as we move towards brands that are driven by purpose and designed intentionally to create more engagement,” Stephanie says. “When all stakeholders are aligned around the brand purpose, we can build more interesting, inclusive, and diverse economies.”

In addition to brand strategy and stakeholder engagement, Stephanie Jackman Consulting focuses on social procurement – the movement of government and institutions toward using purchasing to create sustained community prosperity. “It’s not just about convincing big buyers to make more efficient purchasing decisions, but also connecting and preparing the purpose-driven businesses that can meet their needs so that we scale that social and economic impact together.”

As her consultancy takes off, Stephanie is eager to work closely with local economy leaders and owner/operators to find the win-win solutions that will make a better future.


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Social Venture Institute Alberta 2019

June 5, 2019 - June 7, 2019

107 Tunnel Mountain Drive

Are you a social-venture leader creating impact in your community that requires outside-the-box thinking? Are you facing a unique challenge and looking for innovative business solutions to address it? Tired of figuring everything out on your own? Want to make meaningful connections with other social purpose leaders in Alberta? Are you looking for resources to grow your impact?

Then Social Venture Institute Alberta is for you!

Join us at the Banff Centre from June 5-7, 2019 for this hands-on encounter with and for social-venture leaders. You will work with about 70 other innovators in a highly interactive and intensive format. It will be an opportunity to innovate, connect, breathe, disrupt, rejuvenate and shake things up.

Take advantage of the early bird discount until April 5, 2019. Register today!

We will hear the real-life stories – warts and all - behind social purpose success stories. We will explore and tackle real-time business challenges, yours included. We will share findings, tools, and resources. We will do all of this while building new contacts with entrepreneurial peers surrounded by the beauty of the Banff Centre.

“I had many personal ‘aha moments’ both about my business and my leadership style. I learned that there is a lot of support out there for people like me who are using their gifts to create the world we dream of.”
- SVI Alberta 2018 Attendee

Accommodations - This retreat will provide you with countless opportunities to build your network; the connections don't stop once the formal agenda ends each day. To help with fostering these meaningful connections, we encourage you to stay at the Banff Centre. Discounted room rates can be booked here. We only have these rooms booked off until May 1, 2019. Do yourself a favour and book your room now so you aren't scrambling at the last second.

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